Ailsa Bay

In stock

£54.95

Bottler: No

ABV: 48.9%

Size: 70cl

Region: Lowland

Taste Rating: 3

This is a single malt made at William Grants Girvan Distillery. Slightly peated (21 pheonals PPM) and spends the first part of it's maturation in small American Oak casks which hold between 25 and 100. The smaller casks let the spirit see more wood which allowes faster maturation. The whisky spends the last part of the maturation in Virgin, first fill and re-fill ex bourbon, American oak casks


Tasting Notes


Nose:


FRESH WOOD SMOKE WITH NOTES OF SMOULDERING DAMP HEATHER AND AN EXTINGUISHED BONFIRE. FOLLOWING THE SMOKE IS A WAVE OF OAKY SWEETNESS AND HOT BUTTERED TOAST WITH AN INTRIGUING HINT OF CARAMELISED APPLE.


Taste:


AN IMMEDIATE PUNCH OF PEAT IS QUICKLY BALANCED BY A BURST OF VANILLA OAKINESS. THE FLAVOUR MEANDERS BETWEEN SMOKE, FRUIT, CREAMY TOFFEE AND BACK AGAIN. WITH EVERY SIP THE COMPLEXITY OF THE WHISKY DEEPENS AS LAYER UPON LAYER OF FLAVOUR IS REVEALED.


Finish:


AN INTRIGUING BALANCE OF OAKY SWEETNESS AND PEATY DRYNESS.


1 - 5 bottles - £6.95 (UK Mainland Only)
6 or more bottles delivered FREE! (UK Mainland Only)

UK Mainland does not include:

Scottish Highlands - postcode areas

IV2, AB37-AB38, AB41-AB45, AB51-AB56, FK20-FK21, IV1, IV3-IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA21-PA39, PH15-PH41

1-12 Bottles  - £25.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

Scottish Islands - postcode areas

HS1-HS9, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA40-PA49, PA60-PA78, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

All these areas

  • Northern Ireland - BT
  • Isle of Man - IM
  • Isle of White - PO30-PO41
  • Isles of Silly - TR
  • Channel Islands - JE, GY

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

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Taste Rating Guide

1 - Light, good for beginners - an aperitif on a summers day, i.e. Glengoyne, Auchentoshan

2 - Also good for beginners but with more depth and body - a little stronger than 1, ie. Glenmorangie, Speyburn

3 - A dram for everyone, a little more complex so the palate requires a little more experience, i.e. Cragganmore, Macallan

4 - A stronger spirit, a big whisky with lots of character and body, excellent after dinner, i.e. Lagavulin, Laphroaig

Ailsa Bay